In Southern California it is almost chick time and we are preparing to bring home baby chicks. Our local feed store starts selling chicks in February and of course I am already getting the urge to bring home a couple of new chicks. This will be our fourth spring with new chicks.
Egg prices have skyrocketed in California due to legislation that went into effect on January 1st requiring a doubling of the space egg producers must give each chicken. I now see that it may actually be cost effective to raise enough chickens to produce most if not all of our eggs.